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Wedding Cake Cutting Guide

By |2018-01-19T16:39:56+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wedding Cake Cutting Guide Wedding Cake Cutting Guide: Steelasophical Wedding Day Advice  One of the very last things thought about on the big day, is how best to slice the cake to make sure all the guests have a decent sized piece to toast the happy couple. However it really wouldn’t do for someone to go without especially one of our gorgeous fruit cakes and it’s more difficult than it looks to work out how many portions to cut. Here is a handy guide by Nude Cakes on how best to show you exactly how to cut the cake, whether it is square or indeed round. It’s widely accepted to cut the cake into 1″ x 2″ pieces – this gives a decent couple of bites of cake and ensures plenty of slices can be cut from the cake. When cutting a round cake of course some of the corners will be slightly more or less than this, but the guide below will show you how to get the most accurate slices. Feel free to print a copy Wedding Cake Cutting Guide Wedding Cake Cutting Guide Cutting a wedding cake can be more fun, hilarious and difficult then you would think! Check out these funny cake cutting photos from Junebug members  Citlalli Rico & InTandem, as they’re bound to make you smile! Songs for cake cutting are played at a wedding reception while a bride and groom do the honours. The cutting of the cake signifies the couple's commitment and new life together as a married couple. The wedding cake cutting music can also continue while the bride and groom feed each other a taste of their wedding cake. The wedding cake cutting song can be the Bride and Groom's favorite song or some popular and professional wedding cake cutting music. Some sweet wedding cake cutting songs and music are as follows. Popular Wedding Cake Cutting Songs 1. Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express 2. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith 3. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard 4. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops 5. Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler 6. Eat it – Weird Al Yankovic 7. After All Is Said And Done – Beyoncé Knowles & Marc Nelson 8. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s 9. Cause I love You – Lenny Williams 10. Whatever It is – Zac Brown Band 11. One Love – Bob Marley 12. Here and Now – Luther Vandross 13. I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees 14. Destiny – Jim Brickman 15. Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John 16. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion 17. When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles 18. [...]

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By |2018-03-26T15:19:06+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CSISteelBand Click below for the CS Steel Band Trust Facebook page CSISteelBand (aka Caribbean Steel International) located in the West of London is a UK based steelband. The CSI family is made up of people of all ages and all levels of ability, performing all over UK and Europe CSISteelBand On Instagram Brent Holder, World Champion Soloist, formed the Caribbean Steel International steelband in 2004, after obtaining invaluable experience from working with some of the top steel bands in the UK, Trinidad and Japan with three members owing to the demand for small gigging bands. After ensuring that their small steel band was well established on the gigging circuit, CSI founding members decided to start a community group which would involve their local communities in the steel pan art form. The Caribbean Steel International Community Group was established in November 2007 in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. With their classes aimed at giving the public the opportunity of learning about, and how to play the steel pan instrument. CSI felt classes would be especially beneficial to those who are disabled, socially excluded and an advantage for the youths in the borough as it would keep them off the streets and teach them a culture they may not already know about, also giving them the opportunity to enhance their teamwork skills and take pride in themselves and what they can achieve.  Community Group members are given the opportunity to perform their new repertoire of music at gigs and various steel-pan events held throughout the year including the BAS Trafalgar Square Steelband Jamboree and the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations. There is also the great opportunity to enter steel pan competitions like the BAS Pan Explosion and National Panorama competitions. CSI also visits organisations, schools and institutions to conduct workshops for those groups who are unable to attend their weekly sessions. The ‘I’ in CSI identifies the fact that they have players from all over the World, hence the name ‘International’. Panorama arrangements are available, musically scored by Crystal Holder and in midi format for those living abroad or too far away in the UK to attend regular practice sessions. This enables them to learn the 10 minute tune and join CSI a week or two before the National Panorama competition allowing more players from around the world to experience the UK Panorama with CSI. In just over a year, CSI has established a Community Group, acquired a rehearsal space (pan yard) based at the Ravenscourt Theatre School in Hammersmith, London and run three weekly practice sessions for children and adults which are fully attended and for which there is a waiting list. They have become a Registered Charity and also attracted over £37k lottery funding through winning a public vote. CSI has also been victorious at the 2008 British Association of Steelbands/Children and Parents Carnival Association’s Junior Panorama competition, capturing the coveted title in [...]

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cd albums

By |2018-01-12T17:53:19+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

cd albums cd albums of Gary Trotman Steelasophical ARC Music Productions Int. Ltd P.O. Box 111 East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4FZ United Kingdom Phone: +44-1342 328567 Email: info@arcmusic.co.uk Gary Trotman Steelasophical Phone: 07540 307890 Email: Gary@Steelband.co.uk ARC Music Productions International Limited is a specialist world music and folk music label based in West Sussex, United Kingdom. Established in 1976, it was the first record label exclusively dedicated to the music of different world cultures Gary Trotman – Steelasophical with music in the iconic british movie franchise James Bond 007 – Casino Royale .. Albums selling worldwide in over 42 countries Steelasophical Caribbean steel drum titles and track used in the James Bond movie casino Royale due to collaboration with ARC Music Prod Int A CD full of sun, summer and Caribbean feel-good steeldrum music created by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical), whose music was used in the newest James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’. Favourites such as Yellow Bird, Island in the Sun, Brown Skin Girl, Spanish Eyes, and many more make this an irresistible party-CD. The booklet contains notes about the history and the construction of the steeldrum and remarks to each of the songs. Get your party going with this CD!   Track Listing: 1. Spanish Eyes – 3:04 2. Brown Skin Girl – 3:11  3. I Just Called – 4:04 4. Island in the Sun – 3:31  5. Jamaica Farewell – 2:31 6. Mary Ann– 3:23  7. Yellow Bird – 3:49 8. When the Saints Go Marching In – 2:52 9. Cuando, Cuando, Cuando – 3:46 10. Never on a Sunday – 3:23 11. Sloop John B – 3:29 12. Brown Girl in the Ring – 4:09 13. Fever – 2:54 14. Mr. Conga Man – 3:08 15. Rass Mass – 3:07 16. For Carnival – 2:47 17. Lorraine – 3:37 18. Etel – 3:12 19. Too Much to Pay – 2:55 20. Linstead Market – 3:00 A gorgeous CD full of Caribbean and other hits played by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical) an excellent steeldrum player and outstanding musician. Enjoy all time favourites such as Girl from Ipanema, Summertime, Besame Mucho, El Cumbanchero, Hotel California, Tico Tico, Bamboleo, My Way and many more – all in all 20 calypso, samba and soca pieces, more than one hour of summer and Caribbean sun.   Track Listing: 1. Tropical Surprise – 3:00 2. Girl from Ipanema – 2:29  3. Summertime – 2:57 4. How Insensitive – 2:55  5. Soca Salsa – 2:53 6. Let it be Me – 4:45 7. Streets of London – 2:58 8. Perfidía – 3:01 9. Girl from Japan – 3:31 10. Besame Mucho – 3:09 11. Valderee – 3:10  12. I Have a Dream – 3:30 13. El Cumbanchero – 3:53 14. Carnival Sunday Monday – 2:49 15. Hotel California – 4:03 16. No Matter What – 3:14 17. Tico Tico – 2:52 18. Bamboleo – 3:13 19. Pan Solo – 2:51 20. My way – 4:39 Detailed item information for Festival Tropical 100 latin American hits 5cd featuring the Grand Master Pablo Carcamo – Steel bands include Ebony Steel Band and London Allstars Steel Orchestra Track Listing 1. Marinero – Latinos 2. Quiero un Sombrero – Pablo Carcamo 3. Atlantico – Pablo Carcamo 4. O Cana Sordi – Tumbao 5. Lambada – London All Stars 6. Consigueme [...]

When hiring musicians explaining value

By |2016-11-20T20:15:37+00:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: News and Views|Tags: |

When hiring musicians explaining value When hiring musicians explaining value Source: https://www.theknot.com How would you describe your style? What You Want to Know: If their style will work with the vibe you're going for. If you want an elegant cocktail party with lots of casual conversation, a band that describes itself as “really rockin' and rollin' with a whole lotta edge" is a music mismatch. Can we come take a quick peek at a wedding you're working?   What You Want to Know: What you should expect on game day. Seeing them perform live will give you the best idea about what your wedding entertainment would actually sound and feel like. Do you know our reception space and its acoustic, power and amplification requirements? If not, will you check it out beforehand?   What You Want to Know: Your musicians may need an extension cord or backup generator. If they don't want to check out your venue, cross them off your short list. Can you play the songs that are important to us, such as a (traditional Jewish) hora tune or a favorite pop hit?   What You Want to Know: The band or DJ should be able to play, learn or download any tune you'd like. If a band says "yes," but they'll need to learn and/or arrange it, ask them if they'll charge for that. How many musicians are in the band, and are available? How many vocalists? Are there different options as far as how many musicians/instruments we can hire?   What You Want to Know: If you're interviewing a DJ, you want to know if she works with a partner, and if it's a band, who exactly would be there on the day. Note: Hiring only a portion of an amazing band is a smart way to stick to a strict budget. Would we need to rent any instruments (a piano, for example) or equipment (extra speakers or a stage)? What You Want to Know: Find out exactly what equipment they bring, and what you need to rent (or borrow from the venue). You'll also want to know if you'll have to hide equipment if it's particularly ugly (with draping, for instance). You want your wedding to be look like a beautiful event, not an electronics store. Do you plan to use lighting or any other special effects? What You Want to Know: Beyond music, some pros will bring special lighting and/or effects, like a fog machine, while others will stick to the tunes. If your pro does amp up his performance with specific effects, they may be standard or they may cost extra, so be sure to ask and get all prices written into your contract. Who will do the setup?   What You Want to Know: The day of the wedding, someone needs to set up the sound system—usually someone from the company supplying the music. You'll need to give the name of the person to the venue coordinator and arrange a time that [...]

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